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Poster: deyzof49 Date: Nov 29, 2009 1:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favourite authors ?

Merci skies, I'm unfamiliar with the work of Bodard and Raspail. But one afternoon in Paris went with my copine to the Balzac house/museum. Sadly evening was falling and the place had just closed.
I've always loved La Belle France and admire immenseley the French love and enthusiasm for good literature, good cinema etc. Henry Miller was astounded to find street names in Paris celebrating great artists. How different from the 'Air-Conditioned Nightmare'.
You're too hard on French music tho'. When I lived there I could dig anything, particularly Gainsbarre, Catherine Riberoux (always reminded me of a Gallic Patti Smith before I'd even heard of Patti), Jacques Higelin. That's without Charles Trenet!!!
Still I haven't been to France since '92 so I ain't heard anything contemporary. And I'm still intending to delve back into Chateaubriand when I find another copy.
La Paix et L'amour.

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Poster: skies Date: Nov 29, 2009 2:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favourite authors ?

OK Deyzof ! Maybe loving the Grateful Dead, Stones, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd got me to snob out french music since Edith Piaf and Georges Brassens ! But frankly , even architecture, which was still great a century ago ,is totally out with me nowadays, well except Sydney opera house ! And french movies are rather boring , methinks , but humm, we shouldn't discouraged the tourists , so I will say no more ! Ha, ha ,ha !

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Poster: deyzof49 Date: Nov 29, 2009 3:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favourite authors ?

Skies, music is music to me. Dalida, Mireille Mathieu, it's French. This globalisation of everything is ruining the planet. Even Dylan digs Charles Aznavour. And well he might. As for architecture, I remember some of the 20th century but some of the old parts of some French towns, cities and villages are truly magnifique. Lyon, Bordeaux. I love Toulouse, 'La Ville En Rose', the colours there on a sunny day, wow. Tell the tourists.
And that just reminded me of Claude Nougarot. French. Ca gaz, ca boum.

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Poster: skies Date: Nov 29, 2009 5:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favourite authors ?

Vos gouts sont excellents,cher Deyzof ! Also , do you know this movie "Peau d'ane" avec Catherine Deneuve et Jean Marais ? This french film is a tale about magik and love , with old castles and funky costumes , from Jacques Demy . Then on the music scene here ,I like André Rieu , this dutch violist who brings classical music to the masses, lively concerts tours shows with a most peculiar atmosphere ..However the movie that pleased me most these last years is "Devdas" from